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Kerry, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at The Apsara. The location is perfect. The rooms are spacious and quaint. The addition of tea/coffee facilities would be great but there is excellent coffee available from the restaurant/bar. I would like a TV in the room but I appreciate that not having it is probably a deliberate choice on the part of the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for the money. Conveniently located walking distance to the night market, temples, river cruise start, and nightlife street. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. They have a little patio area out front on the river to enjoy some drinks or have your meal. The free breakfast was delicious. We had no issues with any bugs or anything in...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for you comments regarding your stay at The Apsara Hotel. I really enjoy reading your review which I've shared with the whole team. Hope to see you again. Best, Christopher

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice boutique hotel with riverside setting in charming old town of Luang Prabang. Everything is within walking distance. Stayed three nights there in November 2016. Staff were friendly and helpful. They made phone calls for me (free of charge) about flight and tour arrangements. My next stop was Vang Vieng. The manager sorted out the private minivan quickly. Thank you...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a such a nice review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we will have the chance to welcome and serve you again soon. Best, Christopher

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location and staff are wonderful. They offer breakfast with your stay which is made to order. The homemade jams are delish! However the room is a little disappointing as it is quite dark with the only window out the front door so if you do want to let in any light then anyone driving or walking down the street...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear Kris, Thank you very much for choosing The Apsara during your stay. We well noted your comments as will help us continue improving. We hope to see you again in Luang Prabang. Best regards, Christopher

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Apsara for 5 nights - room on second floor with a view over the Nam Khan river. Accommodation comfortable and the breakfast served in the other, main hotel building - usually by the manager Mr Lum - was a great start to each day. The second floor rooms in the separate building share a balcony which has...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear Andrew S, Thank you taking the time to write such a superb reviews. I really enjoy reading your review which I've shared with the whole team especially Mr Lum. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused by noise but I do hope that it didn't detract from the overall enjoyment. All the best, Christopher

Luang Prabang, Laos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well, may not look busy but great menu with fusion of traditional and western influences. Don't be put off by what may appear to be lack of patronage. Staff are well trained and friendly. Try, Fish Cakes, Pumpkin Curry, Buffalo Cheeks (Yummy) etc., Manager, Chris can discuss any special requirements. This is also a highly regarded boutique hotel on the...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear John, We would like to thank you for your great review and for coming in our restaurant. We really glad you enjoyed your diner experience at The Apsara. We hope we will have the chance to welcome and serve you again soon. Best regards, Christopher Lim

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had a beautiful second floor room, facing the river with a balcony. Location was perfect (little bit quieter part of town but easy to walk everywhere). Comfortable room, comfortable hotel, great for a relaxing vacation. Really enjoyed all interaction with all staff, everyone was helpful and welcoming. Included breakfast was delicious, ample free water was provided. We had a couple...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear z302, Thank you very much for your great review about our hotel and service. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again soon. Best, Christopher Lim

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The hotel is well located (on the main road, overlooking the river) but the room and overall experience were disappointing: Inadequate bathroom ventilation (hence a persistent bad smell), no shower curtain (water from shower splashed everywhere, making a huge puddle on the floor), lots of noise from the street (the rooms on the ground floor are inches from the walkway...

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TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara, responded to this review

Dear Mari A, We are very sorry our room on the ground didn’t meet your expectations and for sure we are going to look into our drainage pipe. Usually we have no problem with that but of course may have been obstructed by the usage. I apologise again the bed was not to your liking. It is a antique 4...

Fairfax, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the Apsara. It is a beautiful colonial building. We had a lovely room with a balcony overlooking the river. The staff were all very nice, and the food was really good. We spent New Years Eve there and ate dinner at the hotel. We loved Luang Prabang, it was one of my favorite places...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Nicely situated; friendly and helpful staff; breakfast very tasty; bed probably a little too soft; internet has issues of dropping in and out frequently; dinner well worth having in the restaurant - delicious food; good laundry service too.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The first and still one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Luang Prabang, the Apsara was originally a rice warehouse situated on the banks of the Nam Khan [The quieter side of town]. The Apsara is also right in the heart of the heritage village, making it the perfect place to stay. From the comfort of its large, airy bedrooms, rated by the Washington Post as "an inch beyond decadence", it's easy to explore temples and the lanes of Luang Prabang. After which you can relax on the river terrace and enjoy the spectacular views and a refreshing Beer Laos. But that's not all, our restaurant is well known for having one of the most interesting menus in town as well as a superb wine list and the driest martinis in Laos. As Hip Hotels said "Both the restaurant and bar reflect a refined sense of taste" and who are we to argue with that. ... more   less 

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Address: | Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: RM263 - RM570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Apsara 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
The Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Apsara Luang Prabang
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
#18 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
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“upstairs room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles sandyc577, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The better rooms are on the second floor of the second building (the ground floor rooms are right on the street and more noisy. )”
  • We had the upper floor room on the veranda of RH building - there are two other rooms adjacent
 of 5 bubbles andrewsR5250HQ, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only stay here if you can get a room on the 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles D3762KTmaria, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Hardwood floors, make sure you book a top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles expat_ord, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pick the rooms with private small terrace facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles mattlao, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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